The New 2015 Mercedes-AMG C 63 – A New Lean Mean Athlete
Back in circa 1982 Mercedes Benz introduced a boxy compact car for the young executives, code name W201 and was publicly known as Mercedes Benz 190E. With the advent of DTM racing in 1984 Mercedes saw a need for a car to push forward its brand name and racing heritage further. In came DTM racing experts the AMG, giving birth to Mercedes Benz 190E 3.2 AMG. Fitted with 3.2 AMG straight-6 12-valve engine producing a hellish 234 bhp (back then) and reaching 162 mph!
Not only that DTM clad sporty AMG inspired many racing fans round Germany, Mercedes again saw the need of little racy 190E 3.2 AMG for the civil use. Hence a proper Mercedes Benz 190 E AMG was born.
Fast forward to present times the same car is now commonly known as C-class and its most popular AMG variant publicly known as C63 AMG. Until recently Mercedes introduced its 2014 C- class code name W205 at at the 2014 Paris Auto Show in sedan and ‘Estate’ wagon body styles. The power-pack, muscular, athletic variant will now be known as Mercedes-AMG C63!
The New Athlete Vs The Old School Brute.
If you have already noted the visible change it the nomenclature, there more to it than meets the eyes. Introducing for the first time an all-new M177 4.0-liter V8 Biturbo engine. This 4.0-liter V8 Biturbo engine similar to the one that was given a duty detail order in Mercedes-AMG GT. This new lightweight from the BlueDIRECT engine family 4.0-liter V8 Biturbo engine will showcase its muscle power from 350 kW (476 HP) in the C 63 to 375 kW (510 hp) in the C 63 S. The much loved out going mill of 6.3L-V8 that produces the 457 Hp or max out 507Hp in the top format is now a thing of the past, an old school brute!
The all new lightweight design M177 4.0-liter V8 Biturbo engine, the newest member of the BlueDIRECT engine family form an impressive packages futuristic technologies. This innovative V8 is notable for its outstanding power delivery, high efficiency and environmental compatibility. It also fulfills the highest standards in terms of noise and vibration comfort. That’s all said and done, but in terms of translating all these energies into motion, get this: The C 63 S accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds and the C 63 in 4.1 seconds (Estate: 4.1 and 4.2 seconds respectively), with the top speed electronically limited at 250 km/h. All above numbers were achieved with the driver selectable AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sport transmission. AMG DYNAMIC SELECT provides the pre-programed options available to the driver as the situation may require from “Controlled Efficiency”, “Sport” and “Sport +” and “Race”. The “temporary M” function, activated by using the paddles, delivers a further increase in dynamics.
Other performance enhancing features a standard mechanical locking rear differential along with 3-stage RIDE CONTROL adaptive sport suspension, the 3-stage ESP. To add a further soundtrack to your ears there’s an optional button for the performance exhaust system with flap control.
Read: Mercedes-AMG GT
The Devil Is In The Detail
As if, you may well be gray suit clad executive, the interior of the Mercedes-AMG C63 interior is made totally out of a wish list with your alter ego of Nomex clad body hugging suite person on the racetrack The dashboard is finished in black ARTICO man-made leather, with the premium look-and-feel further enhanced by stitching in crystal gray, the winglike trim element in aluminium and the optionally available AMG-exclusive, IWC-design analogue clock.
Its no surprise that all the safety features recently introduced in the flagship S class and executive E class are cascaded into the C63 like: enhanced drowsiness warning system ATTENTION ASSIST and COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, which helps to avoid rear-end collisions. The assistance systems increase both comfort and safety. Mercedes-Benz calls this “Intelligent Drive”.